City of Guelph wins national water prize

Published March 23, 2012

Toronto artist Manminder Jagait donated this painting to recognize Guelph’s efforts to support awareness of local and global water issues. Photo: Manminder Jagait

The city of Guelph in Ontario will be awarded the Canada Water Week Certificate of Recognition for 2012 for its outstanding efforts in support of this year’s Canada Water Week (March 19 to 25). The award recognizes communities that excel at building local awareness of water issues. The municipality engaged residents in Canada Water Week by encouraging event development and attendance and also hosting more than 10 events of its own.

Her Worship Mayor Karen Farbridge will accept a piece of artwork entitled Ocean Bliss, donated by Toronto-based artist Manminder (Meena) Jagait. The work’s theme is the joy of being reborn in the ocean.

Canada Water Week is a coast-to-coast celebration of one of the world’s most precious resources, held annually in the third week of March to coincide with UN World Water Day on March 22. The week encourages individuals,organizations and governments across the country to organize recreational and educational events, with the shared goal of raising the profile and understanding of water issues around the globe.


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